The 2009 N.C. State Fair opens today!
Visit http://www.ncstatefair.org/2009/ for more information.
This photographic postcard shows a winning stalk of Simpkins’ Prolific cotton seed, and the card’s caption mentions that it won the first place premium at the 1910 state fair.
The NCC has a run of NC State Fair premiums, rules, and regulations. I’m not sure if this cotton stalk won the Simpkins’ Prize or the Cotton Contest (or both), but in 1910, the prizes for each were as follows:
Simpkins’ Prize, First prize $25.00
Cotton Contest, First premium $50.00